Brooklyn-based designer Adam J. Kurtz does it again: for the 6th year, he’s presenting his Unsolicited Advice planner on Kickstarter. It’s everything you’d want in a planner but never thought possible. It’s compact, it’s organized but not overkill, it’s supportive. It helps keep you in check but doesn’t frown at you when life, well, happens. It makes you smile. With this new Kickstarter campaign, Kurtz… View Post

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It’s no secret that we love local independent bookstores. Many Sunday mornings are spent perusing the shelves at Terrace Books, and we go into neighborhood bookshops with the giddiness that many high school girls show at Sephora. What we didn’t realize until very recently is that Brooklyn has its very own (outstanding) children’s book publisher, family-owned Enchanted Lion Books. We came across a few titles… View Post

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You just want to hug them, right? The Craftspring universe is magical, like out of a story book. It evokes an older & calmer time. We are always inspired by Brooklyn entrepreneurs who make a difference in developing countries, and Craftspring is an outstanding example. They’re a Brooklyn brand with Kyrgyz roots, a socially responsible mission and an impeccable attention to the smallest details. Each… View Post

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Love trumps hate. While the current madness may make us feel helpless, we can all do something to stand up to bigotry and hate. Donate, continue to speak up, call your representatives. Have an honest & calm conversation with your Trump-supporting neighbor. Tamara Mayne, founder of Brooklyn Candle Studio and a 2006 graduate of UVA, has decided to do her bit by donating 10% of… View Post

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root is a fresh new stationery & design brand that we’re just totally in love with. Their intricate handmade process delivers a tangible, old-school feel you don’t see that often anymore. They use heat embossing with woodblock and rubber stamps to create a glossy, raised finish. The designs bring together an eclectic mix of traditional Indian motifs and minimal & modern elements that are just… View Post

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